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Wind generated energy only at 15% of its 40% target

30 Jun 2014
Following the Renewable industry’s Wind Week, reports were released on the impact of wind on the North of England’s electricity market, describing it as a “dominant force”.

The target set for 2020 is that at least 40% of electricity production is to be made up of renewable sources.

The current level of generation has been estimated to be around 15%, demonstrating the need to continue the renewable energy push.

Scotland is currently benefiting greatly from sources of renewable energy which can be seen in the £10 billion they have spent on developing renewable projects.

The NIRIG has estimated that Northern Ireland’s annual renewable market could be worth £2 billion by 2020. Although this figure is high, experts argue the right natural resources and ideal landscape to create opportunities for wind energy are all there.